Tag: Irina Pavlova

Putin’s Anti-Terrorism, like Stalin’s Anti-Fascism, All about Expanding Moscow’s Influence Abroad

December 12, 2015

Staunton, December 9, 2015 Ever more people are drawing parallels between Vladimir Putin and Joseph Stalin, but there is one parallel that has attracted less attention than it should, Irina Pavlova suggests, and that is this: Putin now is using his anti-terrorist campaign in the same way Stalin used his anti-fascist one, not to defeat […]

To Protect Itself, Kremlin has Seized Control of Debates about Stalin, Pavlova Says

November 10, 2015

Staunton, November 6 – The Kremlin has taken control not only of public discussions about memory of the repressed and not only about any criticism of Stalin but also “criticism of the contemporary exaltation of Stalin,” lest that lead Russians to draw the obvious parallels between the late dictator and Vladimir Putin, according to Irina […]